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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 12: the inauguration of President Lincoln, and the Ideas and policy of the Government. (search)
rs Pearce and Baker, there entered Scene of the inauguration. the carriage, and at a little before one o'clock the procession, under the direction of Chief Marshal Major French, moved along Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol. Marshal French was assisted by thirteen aids and twenty-nine assistant marshals, representing loMarshal French was assisted by thirteen aids and twenty-nine assistant marshals, representing loyal States and Territories. Besides these were eighty-three assistants. The marshal's aids wore blue scarfs and white rosettes. Their saddle-cloths were blue, trimmed with gilt. The assistant marshals wore blue scarfs and white rosettes. Their saddle-cloths were white, trimmed with blue. Each carried a baton two feet in lengassed on without interruption, excepting by the enormous crowd. At half-past 1 the two Presidents left the carriage, went into the Capitol, and, preceded by Major French, entered the Senate Chamber arm in arm. Mr. Buchanan was pale and nervous; Mr. Lincoln's face was slightly flushed with emotion, but he was a model of self-pos
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
ch it was laid, and received the administration of funeral rites before it was conveyed to his native city of Philadelphia. His father, accompanied by an intimate friend, had just arrived at Fortress Monroe, on a visit to his son, taking with him delicacies from home and tokens of affection from his young wife, when news of the battle, and the death of the hero, was communicated to him. Sadly they returned, bearing with the body the following touching letter to his wife, daughter of the Rev. J. W. French, his senior Professor at West Point:--May God bless you, my darling, and grant you a happy and peaceful life. May the good Father protect you and me, and grant that we may live happily together long lives. God give me strength, wisdom, and courage. If I die, let me die as a brave and honorable man; let no stain of dishonor hang over me or you. Devotedly, and with my whole heart, your husband. This was written with a pencil, and evidently after arriving on the field. He seemed to
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 7: at West Point as instructor, 1857-61; the outbreak of the Civil War (search)
of the hotel. The front hall of this cottage was just one yard square. At the time I came to West Point I was exceedingly desirous to help the chaplain, Professor French, in any way I could, and to open up more general religious privileges to the cadets, to the soldiers, and to the families in the neighborhood. I had it in m almost morbid anticipations experienced all the fever of the subsequent conflict. All the preceding winter, for example, our worthy professor of ethics, J. W. French, D. D., who had been a lifelong friend of Jefferson Davis, worked day and night in anxious thought and correspondence with him with ever-decreasing hope that he mic and thus early did he feel the blasts of a terrible war which even the radical men of the country as yet deemed improbable. A Southern man, a true patriot, Dr. French, when the storm broke, offered all the money he had to strengthen the government exchequer. There were cooler minds who believed that these first symptoms of r
350-373. Home Colony, II, 185. Legislation, II, 277-292. Opposition to, II, 423-444. Organization, 1I, 206-228. Orphans, 11, 245-262. President Johnson's Opposition, II, 293-308. President Johnson's Reconstruction, II, 277-292. Schools Started, I, 263-276. Soldiers' Bounties, II, 350-373. Summary of Work in 1866, II, 293-308. Summary of Work in 1867, II, 331-349. Summary, 11, 350-373. Fremont, John C., I, 201, 256, 257; II, 167, 168. French Army Maneuvers, II, 539-542. French, J. W., I, 91, 99, 100. French, S. G., II, 56, 59, 60. French, W. H., I, 183, 186, 197, 222, 238, 244-246, 248, 296, 299, 300, 302, 338, 340, 341, 360, 363, 393, 398. Frisbee, Henry N., 1I, 557. Frissell, H. B., II, 408. Frost, L. S., II, 378. Fry, J. B., 1, 90, 101, 158. Frye, William P., I, 38. Fulkerson, W. H., II, 587. Fuller, J. W., II, 4, 18. Fuller, Melville, I, 39. Fullerton, J. 3., I, 522, 530; II, 216, 241, 297. Gamble, William, I, 406. Gardner, As
Chapter 5: June 24 to July 31, 1863. March to Maryland Heights join French's command march to Frederick Guarding the Monocacy bridge at Frederick Junction Rumblings of Gettysburg hanging of a spy we join the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac march to South Mountain Williamsport escape of Lee Chagrin of the Army Antietam battlefield through pleasant Valley into Loudon Valley four men prisoners Wapping Heights Warrenton camp at Sulphur Springs. After leaving Poolsville we marched until 10 o'clock P. M., when, having travelled about six miles, we halted for the night, going into park on a little knoll near the roadside. This spot will be remembered by comrades of the Company for the sickening stench, filling the night air, from some animal carcasses rotting near by. We unharnessed and stretched the picket-rope across the caissons, a plan usually adopted in temporary camps. To this the horses were hitched, between caissons, soon to be fed and groomed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
utenant J. D. Perkins, Sergeant J. Betton, Privates Herndons B. M. Hora, S. Dimmock, R. W. Sirles, H. C. Billingsby, W. W. Shuman, N. A. Armstrong, P. Conniff. Fifth Florida. Company A—Lieutenant G. L. Odum, Privates R. H. McClelland, D. M. Claytor, M. D. Pratton, B. H. Lee, Robert Potts, John F. Cooper. Company B—Privates J. R. Richard, J. Niblack, P. Morgan, John Field, T. S. Geer, M. Coon. Company C—Privates Wiley Atkinson, D. C. Isler, J. R. Sutton, W. D. Smith, H. Norris, J. W. French, J. W. Howell, H. Stanford, C. Allegood, M. Dudley. Company D—Lieutenant J. A. Shaw, Privates G. F. Devane, A. D. Dutton, J. R. Robertson, J. M. Hindley, J. N. Morgan. Company E—Privates W. Carson, J. W. Johnson, Isaiah Jones, B. W. Moseley, E. Hudson, D. E. Wethington, P. Bowers. Company F—Privates R. W. Hillhouse, A. Rawles, E. W. Dempsey, J. G. Ash. Company G—Captain Wm. Bailey, Privates L. Long, Geo. Dice, G. w. Cole, S. M. Johnson, James Milton, J. P. Strickland,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
re the Confederate infantry could fire a gun. Attacked Marye's Heights. Sumner, about the same time, had begun his attack with 400 big guns upon the Confederate batteries on Marye's Hill. Simultaneously, Burnside had hastened Hooker with two divisions down the river for the purpose of making an assault on Jackson at 1 o'clock. At the same time, also, he was ordering Sumner's troops to advance from the cover of the streets of Fredericksburg in the vain attempt to capture Marye's Hill. French's division of Sumner's corps led the advance towards Marye's Heights, and the head of these columns came into the Confederate view about 11 o'clock. The cannon from Marye's Hill gashed them in front; those from Stansbury's Hill raked them on their right, while those on Lee's Hill raked them on their left. But the brave Federal soldiers pressed forward towards the foot of Marye's Heights, only to be met by an enfilade of shot and shell from 2,000 riflemen of Georgia and North Carolina, under